WD Black PC Hard Drives – Work Hard. Play Hard. Store Harder.
WD Black performance storage is designed to enhance your PC experience across heavier computing tasks whether you are a digital artist, video editor, photographer, or gamer. Available with up to 128MB of DRAM cache on higher capacity models, the WD Black drive is optimized for drive performance so you can spend more time experiencing the things you love most.
WD Black hard drives are designed for desktop PC and power users who demand performance, with a variety of upgrade options available. For the creators, the gamers and those that demand the best, we delivered the next generation of hard drives to enlarge your PC playground. The latest WD Black desktop hard drives offer enhanced features that maximize system performance, allowing you to spend more time doing what you love most and less time waiting. WD Black is designed to intensify your PC experience with generous capacity and incredible performance, pushing the boundaries of personalization.
For Creatives & Enthusiasts
WD Black drives deliver inspiring performance for storing large multimedia files of photos, videos and applications.
Tuned for performance and perfect for gaming. WD Black drives offer large capacities to store your expanding gaming library.
Every WD Black drive is backed by an industry leading 5-year limited warranty.
Inspiring Performance and Capacity
WD Black™ performance storage is designed to enhance your PC experience across heavier computing tasks whether you are a digital artist, video editor, photographer, or gamer. Available with an impressive 128MB of DRAM cache on higher capacity models, the WD Black PC drive is optimized for drive performance so you can spend more time experiencing the things you love most. Enhance your PC's performance even further when you combine a WD Black drive with an SSD for a dual drive configuration, allowing you to benefit from the additional caching of your operating system onto the SSD for increased performance. All together, the WD Black drive gives you the hard drive performance, capacity and an industry leading 5-year limited warranty for an inspiring three-in-one storage solution.
For Loading Games or Large Files
The WD Black drive features a dual-core processor that offers twice the processing capability as a standard single-core processor to maximize drive performance.
High Speed Data Transfer
With 128MB of cache on 5TB and 6TB models, WD's Dynamic Cache Technology improves performance in real time to allocate and optimize cache between reads and writes.
Helps reduce system-induced vibrations from other components, optimizing performance and reliability.
Capacity for Basic Storage
With up to 1TB, this storage size is intended for basic users who don't plan to expand their digital library or digital archive. Get basic storage for photos, videos, games, music, files, etc.
Capacity for Average Storage
With 2TB to 4TB, this storage size is best for users who take lots of photos and videos with their smartphone and want to confidently back up or have a copy of their data. Get reliability and capacity for your current and near-future needs.
Capacity for Creative Professionals
When it comes to storing your creativity and entire digital portfolio, look no further than WD Black performance storage for your best solution. Use the WD Black drive for storing your large multimedia files of photos, videos, games or applications and programs because with a WD Black drive, you get the best combination of speed, capacity and large cache sizes.
Highest Capacity for Gamers
As game sizes grow, so does the need for capacity. WD Black hard drives deliver the best performance and reliability for gaming as well as a longer 5-year limited warranty to match your other performance PC components.
The WD Black drive is the perfect storage solution for your gaming machine by offering large capacities to store your game's downloadable content (DLC), large cache sizes, and it is the perfect compliment for maximum system performance when combined with an SSD. The WD Black drive also includes StableTrac™ Technology (2TB and larger models) for more accurate data tracking and help to reduce any impact due to vibrations from additional gaming hardware.
Easy Backup and Upgrade
Acronis True Image WD Edition software, available as a free download, can clone drives and backup your operating system, applications, settings and all of your data.
Industry-leading 5-year Limited Warranty
Our engineers have a relentless dedication to keeping your data safe. This passion is reflected in the industry-leading 5-year limited warranty we stand behind on all WD Black drives. The evidence for our success lies in our capability to continually deliver next-generation technologies and in our ability to stand behind these products with industry-leading 5-year limited warranty coverage. WD Black is tested to a higher standard than conventional hard drives with more strenuous and aggressive testing over a longer period of time. This is our story of innovation, refinement and passion for performance hard drives.
WD Black hard drives are tested and recommended for use in PCs, high-performance workstations, all-in-one PC's, gaming PC's, game consoles, home media PC's and notebook computers.*
Desktop drives are not recommended for use in RAID environments, please consider using WD Red hard drives for home and small office, 1 to 5 bay NAS systems and WD Datacenter hard drives for 6 bay and greater NAS systems.
* Desktop drives are not recommended for use in RAID environments, please consider using WD Red hard drives for home and small office 1-5 bay NAS systems and WD Enterprise hard drives for rackmount and >5 bay NAS systems.
|Buffer Size / Cache||256 MB|
|Rotational Speed||7,200 rpm|
|Data Transfer Rate (Max)||Buffer to host: 6 Gb/s
Host to/from drive: 202 MB/s
|Operating Shock||30G, 2 ms (write)
65G, 2 ms (read)
|Non-operating Shock||300G, 2 ms|
|Acoustics||Idle Mode: 29 dBA
Seek Mode: 36 dBA
|Power Dissipation||Read/Write: 9.1 Watts
Idle: 5.8 Watts
Standby: 1.0 Watts
|Dimensions||1.03" x 5.79" x 4.0" (26 x 147 x 102 mm)|
|Weight||1.58 lbs (0.72 kg)|